Aquaporin Inside water filter membranes from Aquaporin improve water treatment and re-use for a wide range of industries.


  • Sustainable
  • Reduced cost
  • Improved water treatment and re-use


  • Industrial wastewater treatment
  • Commercial and residential buildings

UN Sustainable Development Goals Addressed

  • Goal 3: Good Health & Wellbeing

  • Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation

The Challenge

Water is essential for human survival, and access to clean drinking water is critical for good health. Contaminated drinking water can cause numerous health concerns, including exposure to viruses. Traditional water filtration membranes are mostly dense polymeric films that require advanced chemistry to function properly.

Innovation Details

Aquaporin Inside® water filter membranes are biomimetic membranes that mimic the function of aquaporin channels. They treat and purify water by selectively allowing water to enter while filtering out chemicals and other toxins.

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Biological Model

Aquaporins are a family of channel proteins that are found in all kingdoms of life. Aquaporins allow water molecules to pass across cell membranes while excluding most other molecules. This allows cells to regulate how much water is moving in and out of them.